Ian Moyer

Ian Moyer


  • Email: ianmoyer@umich.edu
  • Phone: 734.763.5855
  • Office: 2741 Haven Hall, 505 S. State St., Ann Arbor, MI 48109
  • Ph.D. 2004, University of Chicago
  • CV

Research Interests


  • Ancient Greece and Egypt
  • Ethnicity and culture in the ancient world
  • Historiography and ethnography
  • Religion and magic


  • Greece
  • Egypt

Research Projects

Research Description

Ian Moyer's recent book, Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism, explores the ancient history and modern historiography of cultural and intellectual encounters between ancient Greeks and Egyptians. This work ranges across the fields of history, classics, Egyptology, and the history of religions, and addresses questions of culture, identity, and agency in cross-cultural interactions. In his current work, he is reassessing relations between the Graeco-Macedonian state and the indigenous élite in Ptolemaic Egypt, and examining new political and cultural practices that were developed through transcultural interactions and negotiations. In this recent research, he is particularly interested in the material and spatial contexts of these interactions.